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Old March 30th, 2006, 10:37 AM   #1
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Production date?

Well, I finally did it and my HD101 arrived today. I have a small, probably paranoid, concern about my camera.

The tape mechanism shows more signs of wear than I would expect from the camera going through a QC check. The edges of the mechanism are quite worn from being opened and closed a lot. Another strange thing is that the top of the camera has quite a bit of dust in the nooks and crannies, like the camera has been standing around for a long time and then dusted down. The final thing that seems a bit odd is that the serial number (07100123) seems to be lower than any others that have been posted in this forum.

Of course, it's quite possible that s/n's are non-sequential, but I'm just wondering if there's any way of finding out the production date of the camera as I don't want one of the early batches or a refurbished model.

There is an 'A' sticker on the base incidentally, and the drum hours show 0000.

any ideas? or am I being paranoid?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 10:48 AM   #2
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I would contact the dealer and return your camera for a different one.

NO WAY should you have physical wear on a new camera!

First contact your local JVC rep. and explain your situation.
He will stand behind you, than contact your dealer.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #3
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any ideas? or am I being paranoid?
No, sounds like you're being screwed. Definitely contact your local JVC rep.
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